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Nov 25, 2012 9:00am PST
whether to use it in the u.s. we decided it was important to do everywhere so we also launched the u.s. a year ago. >> on the subject of big money zynga which you are a big investor in is giving a secondary offering. this is your opportunity to sell zynga. >> i'm on the board. so my ability to comment is limited. >> i understand. this may be a recurring theme. we respect and understand when you are not permitted to say things due to federal law. >> but we still want to know. >> the public record i'm selling a little bit of the secondary. i can confirm that. >> you sold facebook early as well. >> yes. mostly financial diversification. the vast majority of my economic positions are in a limited number of companies. you get a little bit of diversification. >> does it matter anymore? if you invested in papal and linkedin and facebook and zynga, at what point -- does it not become fun anymore? the entrepreneur side is fun. do you care what you bought and sold? >> well, yes. partly because, for example, i have sold very little linkedin because i work there a lot. i'm trying to create somethi
Nov 11, 2012 9:00am PST
that suggested that one application was responsible for close to a third of all the u.s. band width. you can guess what it is. it's netflix. of course. can that possibly be true? >> it can be true. in my review up in the lead-up to this, i was saying between 25% of -- i was seeing 25% of the provider's band width, it can be netflix. it shut down around sunday. it climbed and then sunday night it went away. again, people went back towards reading and researching and more and more people coming on the network. they were paying attention to their civic duty apparently. >> the kind of technology you've got, if i'm an internet service provider on the telecom company, i'm interested in what traffic is coming across my network. if i was say a government in china or iran i might be interested to see what is sending what kind of messages. so your technology works. it can be used for good or for censorship, for shutting down opponents. how do you make sure that that doesn't happen? >> well, we're an honest company. that's what i can say around that. we don't specifically market or sell the product aro
Nov 4, 2012 9:00am PST
by a hungarian, ebay a frenchman, google a russian. tesla motors and spacex by a south african. the u.s. government itself has named vavek vadwad as one of the most outstanding americans. the actual title, outstanding american by choice. he was born in india. his res jooum long. harvard fellow, entrepreneur, but most remains at discussion is his book, "the immigrant exod exodus: why america is losing the global race to capture entrepreneurial talent." joined by john swartz of "usa today" and eric savitz of "forbes." when your book came out, you had a study that came out at the same time that said the largest drop in the percentage of immigrant entrepreneurs in silicon valley in a good long time. and you raised the alarm about that. why? >> because we had an influx of skilled immigrants in the '90s and early 2000s. on average people like me start companies 12, 13 years after arriving in the united states. we should have seen an explosion in immigrant entrepreneurship, yet it dropped. it went from 52% in silicon valley being immigrant founded down to 44%. >> percentagewise, that means the
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